Tag Archives: Light field

Volumetric Capture, Monitor and 8K Camera Updates from Canon

Canon held a virtual press conference to disclose what they would have shown at NAB had it gone forward as usual. While much of the event focused on professional camera updates, I will focus on three items more of interest to Display Daily readers, as the headline suggests. In professional monitors, no new products were […]

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A New Kind of Light Field Camera from Wooptix

Many, including myself, think light field acquisition, processing and display is the future of natural 3D visualizations.  One method for light field image acquisition is to place a microlens array in front of an image sensor.  This is the approach used by Lytro in their consumer and cinema-grade cameras.  The trade off for acquiring all […]

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IDEA Releases Light Field Distribution Documents and Demonstrates Functionality

The Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) used the 2019 Light Field and Holographic Display Summit to release three new documents that describe how advanced media formats, including full light field data, can be packaged for delivery over commercial networks. The group also proved the format works by showing the same content presented on several type […]

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Forget 32K, are you ready for light field displays?

It will eventually be one of the most transformative display technologies since the invention of the television. The race is currently on to produce the world’s first practical high resolution Light Field display. Adrian, please forgive me for hijacking the title of your recent article: “Forget 8K, are you ready for 32K?”, but there is […]

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IDEA Group Formed for Advanced Display Distribution Standards

A press conference at the 2019 NAB Show was used to launch the Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA).  Its mission is to create a suite of royalty-free specifications that address all immersive media formats, including emerging light field technology.  Founding members, including CableLabs, Charter Communications, Light Field Lab Inc, Otoy, and Visby, created IDEA to […]

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Glasses-free Displays at CES

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media We met with four companies at CES: Vision Engineering, Creal 3D, Dimenco and StreamTV. StreamTV had a very good location right in central hall next to the LG Electronics booth. They were highlighting their latest large format glass-free 3D displays along with some smaller notebook and phone-sized versions. StreamTV has been […]

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Google Releases “Welcome to Light Fields” for Certain VR Headsets

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Google has been investing quite a lot into VR technologies. The latest release is what Senior Research, Paul Debevec at Google VR calls “Welcome to Light Fields”. It is a free app designed to show what light field capture technology can do for VR headsets. The app is available on […]

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Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) Workshop Summary Released

Insight Media and Third Dimension Technologies organized an all-day workshop on Oct. 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) annual technical conference in Hollywood, California.  Over 100 people registered for the workshop with about 80 in attendance. Overall, the workshop was very well received based upon the informal […]

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Is the Era of “CompCine” at Hand?

The term “CompCine stands for Computational Cinematography, a term SMPTE Director of Engineering and Standards, Howard Lukk used to describe a new category of image capture at the recent Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) workshop held at the SMPTE conference last week. It describes a style of image capture that blends optics […]

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Incom Fused Fiber Optics Powers Lytro Light Field Camera

Fused fiber optics provider Incom has told us recently that they are a key component supplier to Lytro and their new cinema light field camera debuted at NAB 2016. What are fused fiber optics and why are they important for a light field camera, you ask?  I was curious too, so I arranged a call […]

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